QuickFacts – A Summary of the New Tax Reform (And What it Means for Real Estate)

By: Cliff Hockley & Alicia Ross   The new federal tax codes signed into law this past December bode well for the real estate industry, overall. These improvements include lower... View Article

Year-end lull a rare sign of normalcy in housing market, but will it last? | OregonLive.com

Using his cellphone as a flashlight, Peter Jenkins poked his head into a basement crawlspace. He mentally remapped walls, looking beyond the trappings of the 1943 ranch that’s showing its... View Article

Quick-Service Restaurants Remain Attractive for Net Lease Investors | National Real Estate Investor

The restaurant tenants tend to have leases that feature 10 percent rent escalations every five years or 2 percent rent escalations annually. Steady investor demand has kept restaurant net lease cap rates... View Article

Major Apt. Developers Disclose Plans to Slow Pipelines as Multifamily Deliveries Expected to Peak Next Year – CoStar Group

Slowing Current Development Pace Could Help Avoid Overbuilding and Extend Rise in Values, Rents in Multifamily Sector In a reversal of current development trends that could help extend the run... View Article

Beware the Prepayment Penalty

By: Clifford A. Hockley, President Bluestone and Hockley Real Estate Services, Executive Director, SVN | Bluestone and Hockley   I have been counseling clients for a long time to be... View Article

EVENT – B&H University – Keep Portland Housed: Changes to Landlord/Tenant Law in PDX Metro

The SVN | Bluestone & Hockley corporate office at 9320 SW Barbur Blvd. Suite 300, Portland, Oregon will host Charlie Kovas of Warren Allen, LLP for a discussion of the... View Article

Inn Marin

The Inn Marin is a charming family owned and operated hotel, conveniently located in Novato, California –  just minutes from Sonoma Raceway and Wine Country, and only 40 minutes north... View Article

CCIM Legislative Connection 4Q17

Comparing the House and Senate Tax Cuts and Jobs Act On November 2, 2017, the House Ways and Means Committee released their comprehensive tax reform proposal, Tax Cuts and Jobs... View Article

Winterization Checklist 2017

  Every fall we start preparing the properties we manage for the winter season. Our objective is ultimately to be prepared, in order to prevent a future crisis from happening... View Article

How to be part of the great real estate investing disruption that’s underway

In real estate, there are two kinds of buyers. The first group is made up of investors, or people who buy properties with the intention of either leasing them out... View Article

Portland, Ore., Leads The Best Places For Business And Careers 2017

Portland tops Forbes’ annual list of the Best Places for Business and Careers, up four spots from last year.     Despite a population of 2.4 million, the Portland, Ore., metro... View Article

Four Takeaways from the First National Women in Real Estate Symposium

Here are four takeaways from the event that address the role of women in the industry and ways to make it more diverse. Real estate is often characterized as a male-dominated... View Article

Portland Economic Indicators – Sept 2017

Continuing good news for the Portland economy. The unemployment rate is at a historically low 4.1% as the region added 35,300 jobs in the last 12 months. The US Census... View Article

How commercial real estate professionals can revitalize a failed site

Every market has a site that seems to be perpetually vacant despite the quality of the location or curb appeal. These sites can remain vacant for years at a time... View Article

For Amazon’s Second HQ’s Search, Bigger May Be Better

Biggest US Cities Appear to Have Edge in Amazon Sweepstakes, Midsize Market’s Strong Suit Will Be Affordability While there has been no shortage of market conjecture in recent weeks on... View Article

EVENT – B&H University – Remapping Portland: How the City’s plans affect your plans

The SVN | Bluestone & Hockley corporate office at 9320 SW Barbur Blvd. Suite 300, Portland, Oregon will host Brian Mares, LEED AP, and Peter Grim, AIA, of Scott |... View Article